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Katy EDC V.P. Rick Ellis, right with arms crossed, sits in front row of recent Waller County Commissioners Court meeting. - Courtesy Waller County

Katy Economic Development Council on Defense Over Rooms To Go Deal in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY, Texas (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council appears to be getting ready to defend itself from action that may be taken by Waller County over a development deal it negotiated a decade ago. The dispute is over what incentives the KAEDC provided Rooms To Go to convince the retail […]

Woody Mann, LaCenterra developer and Chair Katy EDC (4th from L) and Lance LaCour of Katy EDC (far right) with other dignitaries recently. Courtesy Facebook

Katy EDC Chair Woody Mann Ignores Outcry over Allegations of Public Relations Dishonesty

  KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council Chair Woody Mann is literally standing by his man. Weeks have now gone by, and there has been no reaction to community leaders’ claims that Katy Area Economic Development Council President/CEO Lance LaCour takes credit for economic development projects for which his organization had […]

The Untold Relationship between the Katy Area EDC and Katy Magazine

Puffery for a Price: How the Katy Area EDC Buys its Positive Press from Katy Magazine KATY (Covering Katy) – For several years Katy-area leaders have complained to Covering Katy that the Katy Area Economic Development Council takes credit for economic development deals that it has little or no responsibility for delivering. Now, Covering Katy […]

Katy Area EDC Continues Move Away from Helping Katy ISD Taxpayers

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council is continuing to seek Waller County development deals. By doing so it has assumed functions that were not a part of its original charter of bringing a new tax base to the Katy Independent School District. Leaders in Waller County and within the Katy ISD […]

Katy Economic Development Council Tactics Seen as a ‘Threat’ and ‘Bullying’ in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Leaders of the Katy Area Economic Development Council have deeply damaged any potential reconciliation between that group and economic development officials in Waller County after an email sent by the group’s vice president left some people feeling threatened. The email was received by the head of Waller County Economic […]

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Katy EDC: Negative Energy Grows Here

KATY (Covering Katy) – The slogan of the Katy Area Economic Development Council is “Energy Grows Here,” but to hear economic development leaders from other local organizations tell the story, it appears to be negative energy that has grown at the KAEDC since Lance LaCour took over the organization. “The Waller County Economic Development Partnership […]

Lance LaCour, Katy Economic Development Council Pres./CEO - Courtesy KEDC

No Proof but Leaders of Katy EDC Stand Firm that they were Key Players in Amazon Coming to Katy

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council has not changed its position that it is one of the entities responsible for bringing an expected 1,000 jobs to Katy/Waller County even though those who were involved in the negotiation with the internet retail giant Amazon say the KAEDC had no meaningful role in […]